Established in 2015 to protect salmon habitat, wetlands, and the scenic views of the stunning Sawtooth Valley, the 34-acre Valley Creek Preserve in Stanley is a perfect example of how our organization has worked to protect critical resources not just in the Wood River Valley – but throughout Central Idaho. We proudly share management responsibilities for the Preserve with the city of Stanley.

A major tributary to the Salmon River, Valley Creek has historically provided spawning habitat for Chinook and sockeye salmon, steelhead, bull and westslope cutthroat trout, and other native fish species. The Preserve also provides a wild oasis for all residents, human and wild, as it meanders through downtown Stanley.

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Preserve Details

Acres Protected

Getting There

To get to the Valley Creek Preserve from downtown Stanley, head west on Highway 21 toward Boise. Three quarters of a mile from the intersection of 75 & 21, youíll see a sign for public fishing access. Turn here, onto Terra Tracts Road and look for the limited public parking before the bridge. Do not block the bridge!